We’re all raised to know that water is an important part of our life. From a young age, we’re told to drink a minimum of 8 eight-ounce glasses of water per day. Our bodies are made of 60% water, so we need water to function properly.
This got us thinking, what would happen if you stopped drinking water? It’s said that a person can go about three weeks without food, but after just a few short days without water they would die. This made us realize that water is indeed more important than water for our bodily functions.
You’ll Feel Thirsty
The first thing that would happen if you stopped drinking water is that you’ll feel very thirsty. You may start to have a mild headache, and you’ll feel fatigued.
Mental Health Decline
Eventually, you’ll start to feel a decline in your mental health. You’ll be grumpy and more irritable. You won’t feel like yourself.
Physical Health Decline
As you continue to lose the little water you have left in your body through breathing and going to the bathroom, you’ll start to feel weak. Your physical health will steadily decline.
Brain Function Lowers
Since the brain and heart have a combined 73% of our water, it’s no wonder you’ll start to feel brain function lowering. You’ll be cloudy, tired, and focus or function won’t come easily.
Due to lack of water, your blood won’t have the necessary hydration to keep it thin. As your blood starts to thicken, you’ll have high blood pressure and declining heart health.
Most humans get their water through a variety of foods, in addition to drinking water. If you stopped drinking water completely, but still consumed veggies then you’ll be getting a little water and may not see the major impacts of health decline. In time, you’ll notice that food isn’t enough to get adequate water though, which leads to a decline in health.
As you near extreme dehydration you may collapse when you try to exercise. Fainting can occur when you stand up too quickly or do much physical activity. Dehydration is something that can impact your health at just 1% dehydration levels, so when you neglect this necessary intake of water you’ll only find that you lose brain function, heart function, and could die from extreme dehydration.
Now that we’ve shared what would happen if you stopped drinking water, don’t you think it’s time to pay attention to your water intake? This is such a simple way to ensure your body is working to its full potential.